This fella's going to be a beauty. In fact, it could be one of the brutes I got pictures of from behind the house last fall (see here, and here) and I'm pretty sure it's the same fella I captured on this camera over a month ago (see here). I guess he survived last year's hunting season (see here and here). Assuming this is the same individual...it seems he's back.
If I were a deer hunter, I'd be salivating.....
On 6/12/2012 as we drove home from my daughter's swimming lesson...we saw a Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes/fulva) bound across the road. It was heading into a woodland preserve near campus and as we pulled up, the fox stopped to look at us from the roadside. It held that spot for a good 10 seconds, not 15 yrds away and we saw it had a meal dangling from its jaws. Appeared to be a young Whistlepig (Marmota monax). After a quick look-see, the fox turned and trotted back into the woods. I'm assuming it had pups nearby.